$11.6 Million Already Raised; $2.3 Million More is Needed
The Woodfin Greenway and Blueway project will cost an estimated $13.9 million to complete. Initial core funding is provided by the Town of Woodfin as a result of the $4.5 million general obligation bond that Woodfin voters approved in the fall of 2017. In May of 2017, a grant for $4.0 million from the US Department of Transportation was secured to support the greenway portion of the project. In June, the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority approved a grant of $2.25 million. $885,000 in other commitments are in place as well. Fundraising is going very well, but much work remains!
Additional grants are being sought from Buncombe County, the State of North Carolina, private foundations, and other sources.
Meanwhile, a private fundraising target of $950,000 has been set, and achieving this goal will be critical to success.